By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
The Times-Tribune has learned that John Derek Faulconer, the Principal at Corbin High School since July 2011, has resigned.
Faulconer is leaving Corbin after accepting a position at a new magnet high school in Knox County, Tennessee.
Faulconer’s resignation is effective next Monday, November 11.
In a news release Wednesday, Faulconer stated, “Today is a bittersweet day for me. I will never forget this school and community. I am very appreciative of everyone for allowing me the opportunity to lead this school into the future. I will miss everything about Corbin, however I am embarking on a new adventure that allows me a chance to not only grow as an educational leader, but a chance to spend more quality time with my family. My respect and admiration for this district will last a lifetime.”
“He had an excellent opportunity for him and his family to move, and for him to start up a new school. He’ll be on the ground level, and it will be very exciting. He had a real close relationship with the students, faculty and parents, and saw Corbin High School through an exciting time with the new building that was dedicated this spring. We’ll certainly miss him,” Corbin Independent Schools Superintendent Ed McNeel said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Knox County (Tennessee) Schools website, the district’s newest magnet school will be KCS Career Magnet Academy at Pellisippi State.
The new academy will be located on the Pellisippi State Community College campus in Strawberry Plains, east of Knoxville.
That school is scheduled to open in August 2014. It will focus on career pathways, along with college and career readiness.
The district currently has eight magnet schools in operation. The new magnet school gives the Knox County Schools in Tennessee its 16th high school.
The district is the public school system for Knoxville and Knox County. In October of this year, the district had approximately 59,000 students.
Faulconer to take new job in Tennessee
By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
- Local News
Cannon man a no-show for court
A Cannon man facing four decades in prison was slated for a sentencing hearing Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.
Barbourville mayor sues city council
By John Ross
An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council.
New manager named at state park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will welcome its new park manager, Roy Johnson, Sunday.
Trial date set for accused Knox County escapee
A trial date has been set for a man captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department after an alleged escape in January.
Crash slows I-75 traffic
Moving to Florida got off to a rocky start Friday morning for a Cynthiana couple.
Trial date, bond set for Whitley athletic director
A trial date was set Friday in the assault and sexual offense case against Whitley County Athletic Director Michael Campbell in Baltimore City District Court in Maryland, according to his attorney, Paul Croley.
Barbourville man pleads guilty to sex charges
A Barbourville man indicted more than two years ago on a 56-count indictment charging him with a host of sex crimes allegedly committed in the 1980s has avoided a trial, which was slated for Wednesday.
It is time to ‘Spring Forward,’ folks
Unlike New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, it’s highly unlikely there will be any parties when Daylight Saving Time officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m.
RV, truck crash downs pole, closes highway
A two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on the Old Barbourville Highway (KY 1232) near East Wyrick Street in Corbin involved a recreational vehicle, a truck, and snapped a power pole in three places.
Mayor's Job in Jeopardy
In a unanimous vote, all Barbourville City Council members voted Thursday to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
- More Local News Headlines
- Cannon man a no-show for court